'Storm over Puffin Island' and 'Quayside' can be seen in the summer exhibition Fauna and Flora at the Yare Gallery: 11-4 pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.
26 South Quay Great Yarmouth NR30 2RG
Last entry 3.30 pm
Open Studio: Sat 21 to Sun 22
Sat 28 to Sun 29 May 10-5 pm
Coastal Paintings and Prints
I will be opening my studio to vistors over two weekends in May as part of the Harleston & Waveney Art Trail. The studio is located in a landscaped garden overlooking farmland with open views to the Norfolk border in Wingfield, Suffolk.
Follow the link below with full details to the studio location and 17 other artists' studios to visit in the region:-
Artist friend Rachel Spender will be exhibiting
a series of her stunning black and white photographs of the Essex salt marshes at Wingfield Barns 30 July to 4 September. Using film cameras leaning out of a small aeroplane and hand printing in the darkroom, Rachel uses aerial photographs to focus on abstract patterns, textures and sculptural forms. Recent exhibitions include Firstsite Gallery, Colchester and Mill Tye Gallery, Sudbury. 11-4 pm, Wednesdays to Sundays.
PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS 2021
The Yare Gallery
26 South Quay
CIRCUS exhibition in association with the Hippodrome Circus, Great Yarmouth.
Selected artists celebrating circus in different media. This group show comprises contributors from all over the country and internationally, with props from the Hippodrome Circus
This stunning new gallery is situated in a three story 17th century building, beautifully restored by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust in historic South Quay, Great Yarmouth. The building, previously the Nelson Museum, is flooded with light from the large Georgian windows overlooking the quay. It received generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Culture Recovery Fund to complete the restoration project.
12 November - 13 January 2022
Tues to Sat 11-5 (last entry 4.30)
Stop Press . . .
The International Mini Print Exhibition will be cutated by Ian Chance this year at Wingfield Barns from 30st July to 4th September 2022. For anyone who has visited this international annual event before, due to its popularity as the only venue in the UK hosting the exhibition, it always attracts large visitor numbers at the private view. The large gallery ensures there is plenty of room for safe social distancing during the daily opening hours 11-4 pm, Wednesdays to Sundays.
About RA Schools East Anglia Group
The Royal Academy Schools East Anglia Group are artists who graduated from the RA Schools at different times since the 1950s and who now live and work in East Anglia. The group was formed in 2011 and has exhibited across the region and continues to welcome new members.
Previous exhibitions have been held at the Minories Gallery, Colchester; Halesworth Gallery; Peter Pears Gallery Aldeburgh; RE + New Woodbridge; The Old Fire Engine House, Ely; Mandell's Gallery, Norwich and Wingfield Barns, Suffolk.
In celebration of the Royal Academy Schools 250th anniversary last year the group published 'Legacy' designed by graduate Jelena Lukić The book is a collection of memories and images by graduates who consider how their training has impacted on their development as artists.
Many of the paintings included were shown at their recent group show at the Minories Gallery, Colchester.
A preview of each individual artist can be seen in the triangle link where copies of the book can be ordered directly from Blurb.
Behind the Scenes: Doug Kemp
Doug was in my year at Walthamstow School of Art in the 1960s and like me completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools. He was a senior lecturer at Loughborough College of Art and Design from 1971 to 1993.
Doug describes himself as a colour and lineman who ‘colleagues’ anything seen or felt from his life and time span - it’s called zeitgeist these days. He has just as much love of 10th Century Romanesque wall painting as the golden age of comics, all line and colour people. He is an Industrial City Painter, which used to be called a Modernist fifty years ago. Everyone has influenced him, in particular Art Deco, Ferdinand Leger and Max Beckmann.
Now in his eighties, his work output is prolific spending time every day in his Suffolk studio on large scale paintings and printmaking. His work is narrative with dark forces within a comic style. With themes that embrace retro times, his characters are simultaneously humorous, tragic, sexy and visually dynamic. His work is in private and public collections in the UK, Europe and USA.